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eyes. >> reporter: city cameras captured the funnel clouds from a brief storm that ripped through the 75th street area of ocean city thursday afternoon, catching many by surprise and leaving behind some minor damage. some folks snap photos of what appears to be a funnel cloud of the storm as it barreled through the middle of the peninsula. several cell phone cameras captured video of the storm, which caused damage to trees, cars and buildings. >> we do have some damage to a small midrise building's roof along the ocean front. there's some siding damage, damage to the cars from debris and uprooted trees along the median strip. but nobody is hurt. no serious damages. and nobody was injured. >> well, look at that. it's a tornado. >> reporter: crews currently out assessing the damage. some waterfront beach goers took video of the storm after it passed out to sea. funnel clouds still evident.
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>> there are emergency officials who are out and about right now in ocean city, trying to check out the damage, making sure no one else was injured. they say so far, they've had no reports of any injuries. meanwhile, the national weather service says they'll be working to confirm that that was, in fact, a tornado. back to you. >> and first warning weather coverage continues with meteorologist tim williams in the weather center with a look at the storm as it hit ocean city. tim? >> well, several things to look at here, denise. and we'll give you an idea of what we're paying attention to. first of all, the front is pushing down now across the lower eastern shore. it triggered widely scattered showers here across the state. but as you saw there, and with the clock on the top of your screen, top left, we did see some strong storms roll through there. nothing that triggered a doppler-indicated tornado in the rotation of those storms. but it is not to say that a funnel cloud did not form as you see for yourself. if it touches down in the water, it is a water spout that
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makes its way on land and physically touches the ground. even without it touching down, it still could trigger strong, straight-line winds. of course those could roll through there. again, the national weather service is going to go out and assess the damage. with tornadoes, you assess the damage. and that determines what type of tornado level you have. in this case, it could very well have been an ef zero and an ef1. they am go -- will go out and assess the damage. we'll continue to keep you posted on what we'll monitor. >> all right, thank you, tim. and wjz 13 is always on. you can check in for first warning weather coverage. for updates on the forecast and watches and warnings by logging onto sexual assault on campus, a woman attacked while she's sleeping in her apartment at the university of maryland. mary joins us now with this story and a plan to prevent similar disturbing attacks. mary? >> reporter: well, vic, maryland congressman elijah cummings is looking to improve
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campuses across the nation. >> the university of maryland student said she woke up at her leonardtown apartment at 3:30 a.m., september 9th, to find a man in her bed, fondling her breasts. she screamed and the suspect ran. police say this is surveillance video of the attacker as he ran from the apartment. the suspect is described as a white man, with curly hair, wearing a striped shirt. police do not believe the incident is linked to the alleged college park cuddler who struck in 2007 and 2008. no one was ever arrested. >> he typically strikes between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. >> reporter: the difference now is that the university of maryland college park has more than 500 surveillance cameras on campus. so catching a predator this time around may be easier. in fact, adding security cameras on campus is part of the proposed federal campus safety act. it is sponsored by maryland congressman elijah cummings. today, he urged lawmakers on capitol hill topaz his bill. -- to prass his -- pass his
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bill. cummings wants to strengthen campus security, after the very personal loss of his nephew christopher. he was killed in off-campus housing in virginia. >> we should not be sending our children to school and they come back in a coffin. we have to figure out how we address these issues. out of his death, i do believe that this kind of legislation would be right. >> the campus safety act would increase security cameras on campus, better train police and require crime alerts become standard through e-mail and texting on campuses across the nation. >> campus police at the university of maryland college park say there were -- there was no forced entry at the college apartment. they ask anyone who saw anything unusual that night to contact them. could he be telling the truth? investigators in aruba are going to take a close look at the man linked to the case of a disappearance of a maryland woman. >> reporter: well, denise, prosecutors say they will
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reenact the elg alleged -- the alleged drowning of 34-year-old robyn gardner. they're say gardner vanished in a rough current. investigators were run through exactly what giordano said happened to see if what he said is possible. meanwhile, giordano has been detained since august 5th on suspicion of gardner's presumed death. the case is suspicious because giordano took out an insurance policy on gardner before the trip. >> they will not say when it will take place, to prevent a public spectacle. a possibility of a tanker loaded with gas. they drove it right off a secure lot and abandoned it in philadelphia. mike hellgren has the officer who found the tanker. mike? >> reporter: vic, they have happened before on the i-5
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corridor. no arrests at this point. and police say this was not terrorism but that officer used his cell phone to help spot that truck. >> reporter: philadelphia police examined the alger oil company for fingerprints and other evidence. the 3,000 gallons of fuel inside was left untouched. the thief left the tanker about 75 miles from the locked parking lot in wharton on maryland's eastern shore, where it disappeared monday night. officer chris faitchy credits has smart phone for helping him make the connection. >> i happened to look at my iphone, and i look up and there it is right there. >> reporter: and this caught the attention of the fbi, which was still working the investigation. police say there are no formal people of interest, but there are people they want to question. >> at this point, there is no link to terrorism. that this, just like our department, putting the alerts out on u-haul trucks. and the authorities in maryland did a responsible thing. and made sure everybody within a reasonable radius of their
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jurisdiction, was aware that this occurred. >> the alert went out from here in baltimore. new york, philadelphia, and police believe the truck simply got too hot for the thief to handle. >> reporter: but tankers are hot commodities for thieves. three years ago, four tankers were stolen in a matter of days in baltimore. >> 3,000 gallons of fuel. >> one was taken at gunpoint. who is behind the latest big heist remains a history. -- a mystery. and some of the biggest thieves could come from what's left behind, the stolen tanker. >> reporter: and that tanker has been released to alger oil. combined, the truck and the fuel is worth $100,000. >> alger oil declined comment on the theft. we're told the truck was in drivable condition when police found it. serial robber wanted. police are looking for a man wanted behind a string of robberies. take a look at surveillance pictures from the robbery.
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police say the people behind it are responsible. in each case, the man had a gun concealed in a sock. if you have any information, call city police. the state has its hand in your pocket again but does not plan to dig as deeply this time. the maryland transportation authority is revising the size of its toll increases. political reporter pat warren has the numbers and reaction from residents. >> reporter: businessman steve mcgee relies on customers to come across the bridge to get their hair done. the news of a toll hike hit hard. >> shock. upset that it would hurt our business. >> reporter: irate residents, accustomed to a $10 sticker program, that gave them unlimited trips. >> it's a lifeline for me because i am a dialysis patient. my kidneys failed. i am on a transplant list. some days, i am incapable of
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driving myself so friends, coworkers have offered to drive me, to cross this bridge that would cost them. >> reporter: the original proposal cost $36 per year as of october 1st, with another increase after that to $72. the mta backed off that drastically, with a new plan to charge drivers $10 the first year and $20 in 2013. >> reporter: it's close to a recommendation made by nancy jacob. >> everybody up there at the toll authority, they all agree. but what they were doing to cecil county was too much of a burden. >> reporter: bay bridge travelers will also fair better. the original plan for the bay bridge was a hike from $2.50 to $5. and a $3 jump from $8 to $20 in 2013. the new plan is $2.50 to $4, followed by a raise to $6 in 2013. >> it's much better. >> reporter: the final vote is next week. at the hayden -- hateem bridge,
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i'm pat warren. back to you. >> and three and four-axle vehicles will also see decreases from the original proposals. the new reformations -- recommendations are based on a series of public hearings. tens of thousands of people who lost power during hurricane irene may be charged for more power than they used. wjz is live at constellation energy headquarters downtown. weijia jiang explains. weijia? >> reporter: well, vic. that's because after the storm, crews did not make it to every house to read the meter. so now they're estimating. but many customers say when it comes to their money, a guessing game is not fair. >> reporter: when hurricane irene ripped through maryland, her wrath knocked out power to an unprecedented number of bge customers. with 750,000 in the dark, nearly every staff member was on storm duty, including meter readers. they did not collect usage levels for 150,000 customers who are getting estimated bills this month.
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>> it upset me because we were without power for seven days. and how can you estimate a bill based on the fact that we didn't have anything for seven days? >> reporter: bge says they use historical data to figure out how much a house typically uses that time of year. but for rebecca snowden and many others, that is not enough. >> if i get a service, i pay for it at the time of service. if i don't get a service, i don't pay for it. >> bge says they are now sending crews to every household to get an actual meter reading. and if it shows less energy than what you were billed for, you'll get the money back in your next statement. >> there is always the possibility that the estimate could be higher or lower than your actual usage. >> the meter reader does exactly that. i don't think that a meter reader can fix an electrical power outage problem. they're not trained or designed to do that. so i don't really know why, you know, they couldn't have come
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out. >> we need them, out in the field, literally sitting by downed wires and keeping our customers safe. >> reporter: though inconvenient for some now, bge says they needed the help because in a storm this severe, hasty is always the priority. -- safety is always the priority. >> reporter: bge say fist they underestimated your usage, you will have to pay more next month. either way, they say just give them a call and they'll work out a payment plan to help you catch up. bge is contacting customers who will get an estimated bill through e-mail and from messages. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. lucky to be alive. >> it's unreal to me that that car could have blown up at any time. and just how brave they are. it's crazy. i am just forever in debt to them. >> there's someone either in the car. >> he was rescued from under a burning car. what else this man had to say to the complete stranger who
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saved his life. highest military honor. what this marine did to save the lives of dozens of military servicemen and women in afghanistan. and coming up, watermen are now paying the price for last week's week's torrential rains. that story as eyewitness news continues. and get ready for sweater weather. stick around for the updated first warning weather forecast coming up. ,,,,,,
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highest honor from the white house for running straight into a fight in afghanistan to save his fellow soldiers. that fight made a kentucky native a war hero. sergeant dakota myer stood proudly as president obama awarded him the metal of honor for his heroism in afghanistan. >> reporter: on the morning of september 8th 2009, insurgents ambushed the security team and the patrol it was protecting. >> reporter: myer called for help then asked his commanders for permission to rush in to help his team. commanders denied his request four times but meyer went in anyway. >> my guys were in there fighting. and i needed to be in the fight with them. >> reporter: meyer saved 36 lives that day.
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four men died, three marines and a navy corpsmen. he wears a bracelet every day engraved with the names of those men. >> he is only the third living recipient and fourth marine to be awarded the medal of honor for iraq and afghanistan. >> he had a more casual meeting with president obama wednesday. today, meyer works construction in his native kent kent and helps raise money for other than -- for children of wounded marines. and he asked for his fallen comrades to be memorialized in his hometown. danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> deaths of his comrades prompted an investigation into what happened that september day, and two army officers were later reprimanded. republican house speaker john boehner is speaking about president obama's jobs plan and what he would do to jump-start
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the economy. here you see him swearing in tuesday. boehner said he would recommend large deficit cuts while tax increases are off the table. flooding stems to more than just property on land. alex demetrick reports, watermen are still taking a hard hit. >> reporter: each morning, doney conrad is starting work an hour later than usual. back in his boat, he is normally on the bay at sunrise. but travel in the dark is too risky right now, given what's floating in the bay now. >> from propane tanks to hot water heaters. to two boats everybody saw yesterday. it was pretty ugly. pretty bad. >> reporter: and potentially pretty dangerous. debris swept off the land by tropical storm lee last week, stretches over miles of water. but is it heavy enough to cause outright damage is still capable of ruining an engine. >> there's so much stuff, you couldn't avoid it. it just kept getting sucked up. and i had to jump over and get
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stuff off the intake and the wheel. it was just everywhere. >> reporter: crab pots were also lost. tony conrad estimates 300 of his were carried away, a $12,000 loss. >> some of the trees were taking pots down to the bay with them. and they looked like christmas trees with all of the floats and crab pots. >> trying to stay afloat is only part of the struggle. finding crabs is the other challenge. >> reporter: when the susquehanna roared through the floodgates, it dumped hundreds of thousands of tons of sediment into the bay. the last time something like that happened was 2004 and tropical storm ivan. the bay was choked with liquid dirt. >> aircraft. >> reporter: now, watermen prepare for a catch that might not happen. >> a lot of them, were in places now where there were crabs before the storm. and there's nothing. and, we're just hoping and guessing that they show up. really, this will impact everybody's fall.
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>> reporter: alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> and to add insult to injury, watermen are reporting to police that crab pots that weren't lost to tropical storm lee are being stolen. >> boy, the repercussions of that storm just keep going on and on. >> it's the storm that keeps on giving. >> please stop. >> you're right about that. >> a calm afternoon. widely scattered showers now. possible storm in ocean city. hurricane off the coast. and a chance for frost out in our far western counties. there's a lot going on. it's maryland. >> yeah, it is. take a look. our current temperature, already down to 58 degrees. 86% relative humidity. and the winds coming from the north are bringing in that cooler air. we'll have your complete updated first warning fall-like forecast in just a few moments.
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typically deal with. prietd now -- right now, first warning weather bringing cool air behind it is down around ocean city now. it's pushing off on the eastern shore. and as it pushes off, we're going to start to see a bit of a transition. the transition has already meant for us today that we've had widely scattered showers, warm air being pushed away. and the cool air starting to create a few problems. we did get up to 77 degrees today. right on target for our average high, which is 78 for this day. 63, the overnight low. but tomorrow, we're going to be just about 10 degrees dooler than that -- coomer than that. cooler than that. 45 in oakland. you can get an idea of where the front has pushed through. down around ocean city. and even down around patuxent river. we're looking at temperatures in the 70s. the front has yet to clear the region. the air will start to dry out as soon as all of these widely scattered showers move out of here. winds have picked up. down in southern maryland, we're seeing 26-mile-per-hour winds.
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we were watching some of the reports out of the municipal airport in ocean city. and the gusts never got above 20 miles per hour. but that does not say that there is not wind damage as a result of the storm moving through. we have seen 33 down in pax river. 31 in d.c. but we're still going to be keeping an eye on what potentially caused that storm damage. and we have seen the rotation there. either water spouts and potential tornadoes have to be on the ground. but the national weather service will assess the damage, based on these levels, light to moderate. and that will tell us whether or not the tornado touched down. we will keep you posted on the situation. if we moved on through the evening, it was about 3:00, 4:00, you started to see those showers. ocean city started to see some clearing. helping temperatures stay in the 70-degree range. but in the far western counties, garrett and allegheny county, into tomorrow morning. we have a frost threat. we are really across the board, with what we're dealing with. this cooler air is moving into
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the region with high pressure bringing us a nice end of the week and weekend. but you may likely get your sweaters out. because this cooler air is going to be with us for the foreseeable future. the front will also start to push off. maria, which is now a category 1 storm, moving up to the north and northeast. sustained winds at 75-mile-per- hour. and all of our model the continue to keep it offshore, just a busy day all around. sunset today, 7:14. small craft advisory in effect through tomorrow. coolest day, coolest night, i should say, until may 10th. and tomorrow, 67. not even as warm as our overnight lows last night. it's going to be chilly tomorrow and into the end of the week. listen up and see if you see your head bobbing, tim. >> okay. >> well, we're going to do that in just a minute. still to come tonight. >> heavy rain can mean a lot of lost dogs. i'm monique griego. coming up other we'll let you know how storms will wash away their home. those who answer all calls
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for help. why these humble heroes say they love their high-tech jobs. i'm andrea fujii, that's just ahead on wjz eyewitness news. >> wild weather in ocean city reports. a tornado touches down. first warning weather coverage continues after this. ,,,,,,
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it is 6:30. 58 degrees and cloudy. good evening. thanks for staying with wjz. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. we continue to follow the breaking news from ocean city, where an apparent tornado tore through a few hours ago. meteorologist tim williams and mary bubala, standing by with more. mary? >> well, denise, we continue to see dramatic video of when the tornado hit around 75th street. the national weather service can't confirm. but you can see this funnel cloud. the fire department says buildings and multiple vehicles were damaged in the 75th street area, but no injuries were reported. and here's another piece of video. wjz just received. wow, there are reports of damage to the building on 75th street. witnesses say the roof was damaged and windows of the building were blown out. cars parked on the street also
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have shattered windows. that's a big funnel cloud. >> reporter: people in ocean city have also been e-mailing us pictures. thank you. this is from kenny who took them from his hotel room on 91st street. you can see it looks like the storm is just feet from the ground. and this shot is from rich. another dramatic shot of a possible tornado moving closer. there it is. wow. to ocean city. if you have pictures or video of the storm, send them to newsroom at denise, back to you. >> all right, thank you, mary. and first warning weather coverage continues with meteorologist tim williams in the weather center with a closer look at this storm. >> reporter: let's show you doppler radar. a cold front, by nature is basically bringing in cooler air. we've had temperatures in the upper 70s across much of the area. and with the dew points very high, the atmosfar, especially on -- atmosphere especially on the eastern shore. as we watch these storms develop through the afternoon, it was just around 3:00, 4:00 or so. we started to see some of these storms form. they form close to the shore,
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moved off very quickly. so that's why you're seeing some of those waters funnels-- foundationals over water. and some over land potentially. and they have to be in touch with the ground in order to be considered a tornado. we do not have any confirmation just yet. but the national weather service will be monitoring the type of damage to determine if, in fact, a tornado did touch down or if it was just strait line winds. the funnel clouds indicate they could be a tornado. 65-mile-per-hour winds would make that the weakest on the scale. and with the type of damage we have been hearing, light car damage, some building damage, that's probably what we're going to start to see, starting to register after the national weather service gets out there and assesses it. we'll continue to keep you monitored for now. back to you. he's lucky to be alive and grateful for those who risked their lives to save his. the motorcyclist, trapped under a burning car is speaking out tonight about this heartstopping rescue. and the video being shown
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around the world. kendis gibson has more on what he is saying. >> reporter: it's incredible video to watch, especially for motorcyclist brandon wright. >> i see my body. and i look dead. and it's unreal to see yourself like that. >> the 21-year-old college student remembers quite a bit from monday's accident on a highway in logan, utah. >> i remember swerving to try to avoid the car. and then at the last second, i laid the bike down. >> reporter: next thing wright knew, he was under the car, screaming and throwing up blood. un,air -- unaware of the amazing rescue coming together on the street above him. a small army of bystanders rushed in, lifting the car that could have exploded at any time. >> i just wanted to thank all the heroes that put their lives on the line to save mine. >> reporter: it was a raceegance time that paid off for wright who only suffered
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some broken bones, burns and what he calls a pretty gnarly road rash, despite not wearing a helmet. >> i think if he had stayed there any significant length of time longer, his injuries would have been much more severe and perhaps even lethal. >> reporter: for wright, the experience has been life- changing. >> i should have died when i hit the pavement. i should have died when i hit the car. i should have died when the car burst into flames. but i didn't. for some reason. and i mean, it just makes life that much more precious to me. >> good luck. >> reporter: he says he mans to live every day like it's his last because he knows now, it very well could be. kendis gibson, wjz eyewitness news. >> doctors say that wright will remain in the hospital for at least six to eight weeks. wright says since he can never pay back the people who saved his life, he wants to pay it forward and volunteer to help others in need. well, the cash-strapped u.s. postal service may be forced to make drastic cuts in order to keep operating.
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as many as 250 mail-processing facilities may be closed and serviced for first-class mail may be cut. it's part of a broad plan to cut costs for the agency that lost more than $8 billion last year. processing facilities across the country will be reviewed over the next few months for possible closing. this could end up costing 35,000 workers their job. and it could also impact how fast your mail is delivered. honoring those who answer the call for help. dozens of 911 dispatchers receive the awards. but as an andrea fujiyy reports -- fujii reports, they don't consider themselves hero. >> when 911 is dialed, these men and women are on the other end. and every year, the county recognizes one 911 operator for their outstanding service. >> i like helping people. >> reporter: in january, dispatcher jennifer afonseu-- helped a new dad bring in his child. >> i was able to help the father deliver the baby. and by the time the paramedics
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arrived on the scene, we had the baby wrapped up and they were ready to transport to the hospital. >> reporter: there are 24, 911 centers strooses the -- across the state that receive distress calls every year. >> stress on the job causes a high turnover rate. some even require counseling for post-traumatic stress disorder. >> reporter: but many have happy endings. like mary mcclem ept. >> i said -- mcclement. >> i said something is going on there? and she said yes. and i said, did he hit you? yes. i said, okay. i have police en route to you. >> reporter: they have bombarded 911 centers. but they say nothing will keep them from answering the call for help. >> letting them know that someone does care. >> reporter: and there are more than 1,000 1,000 911 dispatchers across the state. >> they certainly are unsung
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heroes. this is the 9th year for those awards. the latest s.a.t. results are out. and maryland students are doing better than the national average in two out of three categories. maryland students average 499 in reading. 502 in math. and 491 in writing. nationwide averages were 497 in reading, 514 in math, and 489 in writing. animal control officers in anne arundel county are on the lookout for two pot belly pigs. they have made themselves at home. each pig weighs about 100 pounds. and so far have eluded capture. police believe someone who kept the pigs as pets abandoned them. recent storms not not cause a lot of damage but also led to the spike in the number of lost pets. monique griego has more on how you can protect your furry friend. >> reporter: for pet owners like paulette ross, dogs are like family. >> i love her just like she's
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my while. >> reporter: so when little chloe disars peered after a recent storm -- disappeared after a receipt storm, ross was devastated. >> i was crying. i had a horrible night. >> reporter: the number the lost pets coming in more than doubled. >> it can be really disorienting during heavy winds and rains for animals to be out. so they might get confused. they don't have familiar scents to lead them back home. and they end up lost. >> reporter: making sure it has identification like the microchip, will always help you find it. >> you just need to be extra careful when the weather is rough, that you're watching the door and the pet can't get out. >> reporter: ross never realized the weather was such a threat. she's lucky a good samaritan found chloe and brought her here to the spca where they were reunited. >> i fell to my knee and i cried. i was so happy that chloe was rescued. >> reporter: but happy endings aren't always the outcome. so they both hope other pet
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owners take precaution. monique griego, wjz eyewitness news. >> the spca says all of the pets brought in to them have been reug united with -- reunited with their owners. but they still have a lot of pets calling in looking for more. why the recent floods created a shortage of burger cookies in the stores. former bloggers offer their suggestions for the perfect cheap weekend. and everything you need to get ready for the ravens and titans game. for these stories and more, read the baltimore sun. and remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. still to come on wjz eyewitness news. eyes on the skies. what was it that hundreds reported seeing over arizona? what nasa is saying tonight. i'm tim williams in for bob turk in the first warning weather center. putting the finishing touches on a very fall-like forecast coming up in a few moments. and wjz 13 is always on. here are the top stories on at this hour. for updates and all the day's news, and the updated forecast
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a frightening scene off the coast of norway, as a damaged cruise ship tries to make it to port. smoke was seen bill billowing out. police say two crewmembers were killed, nine others injured. all 207 passengers were safely evacuated. the ship made it to the dock and the fire was brought under control after several hours. a close call for shoppers who barely make it out of the way, when a car crashes through the front window of a store. it happened in a bike shop in mission viyo -- viejo, california. you can see two customers barely made it out of the way. the driver stopped after hitting the back wall. one person suffered minor injuries. a glowing fire ball lights up the sky from arizona to southern california.
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thousands of people from phoenix to los angeles reported seeing what they believed was a bright green meteor. nasa officials say it was probably a near-earth asteroid, no bigger than a basketball. they say the object is too small to create damage but it created an impressive light show. >> im-- gess -- i'm guessing it was superman coming back. scott pelley has a preview of what's coming up tonight on the cbs evening news. he risked his life, again and again, braving intense enemy fire, to recover the bodies of fellow american marines. meet this metal of honor recipient and hear his remarkable story of courage tonight on the cbs evening news. and here's a look at tonight's closing numbers from wall street. we'll be right back. ,,,,
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we're not closing in. more clouds, cool temperatures. meteorologist tim williams is live in the first warning weather center with more on what we can expect as we head into the weekend. tim? >> well, just one week from tomorrow. so you may want to put your windows up. but just be forewarned that you
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may need the quilt if you're going to do it. tonight, looking at temperatures going down to 48 degrees. and some parts of the area, far western maryland could even see some frost. we're starting to get into that time of year. daytime high tomorrow, only around 67. we'll go down to 51 tomorrow night. 70, 72, and 78, for sunday, monday, and tuesday. denise? >> thank you, tim. remember, i was telling you about your bobbling head? week one of the pizza bolis' pro football challenge is in the books. jessica kartalija is here to update this week's standings. >> right now, it is extremely tight at the top. stan saunders sits alone at the bobble bl head standings with 12 points. second place tie with don scott, tim williams, with 11 points are as does mark viviano, mary bubala, and adam may. the big winner this week, mel long. he picked 15 out of 16 games correctly and came closest to the score of sunday night's game. he wins a best buy and pizza
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bolis gift card and memorabilia. very cool. you can still sign up to play, go to and go to quick links. remember, you can watch the ravens take on the tennessee titans in nashville this sunday. coverage begins at 1:00. tim has a petition up. he's trying to get changes in boobl head to move it back like this. >> yes, ma'am. >> something different. still to come on eyewitness news tonight. joe flacco and ray rice are on the cover of sports illustrated and headed for an end zone near you. >> mark has more on the dynamic duo next in sports. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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mark is here with the wjz the fan sports report. and the trash talk has started as we get closer to sunday. >> yes, as we heard earlier, the titans are accusing the ravens of dirty play. >> ravens can hurt you. in fact, it ends up being a showcase of two of the top running backs in the nfl. the titans' chris johnson. he's certainly well known and high paid. but ray rice is certainly on the rise. and it's gaining ground when it comes to publicity. both players are dual threat. they can run and they can
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catch. rice has proven to be the more prolific pass catches. now, in his fourth pro season, rice continues to continue a fourth working relationship with qb joe flacco, who often finds rice shorter on patterns that turn into long games. and sometimes touchdowns. in fact, rice scored both ways on sunday. and he was quick to give the credit to his qb. >> yeah, i don't know what i would do without joe. a lot of catchers, that's what they become. i told you, i like to have my yards and all purpose. >> it's great to be able to understand our route concepts. it gives us a chance to get a handle on guys who aren't used to covering. and yes, we had run those routes and separate from guys. >> me and joe got a great chemistry going on. and it's something we like to carry out for the rest of the year. >> lee evans was back on the
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field after mentioning practice yesterday. says he expects to play. they all missed practice for injuries. first road game of the year, you don't have to go to nashville to see it. you can stay on your couch. watch it live here on sunday. kickoff at 1:00. and university of maryland stays home to take on a border invasion from west virginia. terps and mountaineers meet at high noon, college park saturday. and so far, so good for maryland. they open the season on labor day. uniforms that got the season noticed. and they got some attention, too. scored two touchdowns on defense against the hurricanes. good start for new coach randy edsel. tevan austin. a high school star. terps are revved up for a rival that has beaten maryland five straight times. >> like the miami game. it's a team that beat us last
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year. and they're good this year. and we're looking forward to getting some revenge on them. but we know we have to play a great game. and we got a lot of those guys back. being at a west virginia game, you can feel the buzz around. something different about the west virginia game. >> mountaineers come to college park, ranked 18th in the nation. they're off to a 2-0 start with wins over marshall and norfolk state. in baseball the o's get a night off. jeremy guthrie pitched seven strong winnings in a 6-2. two straight losses. we have a blow. rays open a four-game series at boston tonight. that's big. the o's open a series against the visiting l.a. angels. no baseball tonight. but there is local boxing at michaels in glen burnie. go check that out. >> all right.
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desire don't miss the cbs primetime lineup, mentalist. that's it for us tonight. back at 11:00. i'm denise koch. >> for bob and mark and tim. i'm vic carter. thanks for watching wjz maryland's niewgz station. don't go away. much more ahead on the evening ,
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>> pelley: tonight, a sharp rise in the number of americans at risk of losing their homes. anthony mason tells us what this could mean for the economy. we learned today of the death of another key al qaeda leader. bob orr looks at the strength of the terror network since the bin laden raid. you saw the dramatic rescue. today we met the man who was saved by strangers. >> just how brave they are is crazy. >> pelley: and david martin with dakota meyer, awarded the medal of honor today for an astounding act of heroism. >> reporter: did you think you were going to die? >> i didn't think i was going to die, i knew i was. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. some experts believe that before the battered housing market can get better it has to get worse-- and it jus


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